Wednesday 29 May 2013

Forgiven (This 3) by J B McGee Blog Tour ~ Review & Tour Giveaway!

 Forgiven is book three in the This Series by JB McGee.
Book Synopsis:
Everyone has a past…good or bad, they are always there. They lurk and linger in the shadows, sometimes reappearing at the most inconvenient times.
Gabby and Bradley thought that their pasts would remain dormant, that happiness was theirs for the taking. Still the strongest of relationships can be rocked by the ugliness from a previous life, even if it seems to be a world away. The fact remains an ugly past is never distant. It taints everything it touches, drives permanent rifts between loved ones, and sometimes can ruin everything. Gabby and Bradley must find the only way to battle the past. Forgiveness becomes a light through the darkness, a guide for the lost, and hope for the hopeless. With forgiveness comes bright, new beginnings.

 Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars
I must admit, the title scared me at first…who needed forgiveness???? Bradley or Gabby…what did they do to warrant it????...everything was out in the open or so I thought…that is the beauty of titles..if it is a good one, it gets your mind racing before you have even started the first page.
This is the continuation of Bradley and Gabby’s story. I love these two, they have had more than their fair share of things to overcome and this book is no exception, however, after the ending of this book their story is now complete so it will be other characters going forward. I do hope though that we can continue to read about them going forward in the up and coming books…just a few little snippets will do!!
The baby daddy saga does continue through this book, although if you have read the previous books and novella we deep down know who the daddy is but Bradley and Gabby do not. He jumps in to help Veronica which was impossibly infuriating at times but you could not help but feel for him, even though some of his choices at times had me tossing my kindle. Deep down I knew he was doing the right thing by what may or may not have been his child but I just wish it didn’t have to cause as much heart break as it did for Gabby. Ian is still loitering in the background as usual, but again I feel sorry for him too. God it is infuriating, the thing is with JB McGee is that she shows you the best and worst in every character…I even felt for Veronica at one point in the last book even though I think that she is a total b***h for putting everyone through this ridiculous charade.
Bradley and Gabby are busy planning their wedding despite what is going on with Veronica and the baby.  They move in together, buy a house and Gabby is still studying so actually they don’t really see that much of each other and does begin to put pressure on their relationship. They actually seemed to see more of each other when they were long distance. A piece of Gabby’s past shows up in this book and puts some more perspective into Gabbys back story. We have lots of different POV’s in this book which was fantastic. It really helped to build the story up and a feel for all the characters that will be taking this series going forward.
We still have the build up to the wedding night and what will take place, although it is getting harder and harder for both of them. This scene was realistically written and for that I am grateful but after all the build up I would have liked it to have lasted a bit longer…I am just a sucker for this type of relationship and want to feel all that pent up want and desire release over pages and pages…it is most probably me being greedy!!!
Once again, I have loved JB McGee’s writing and I cannot wait for the next and the next and the next and anything else she cares to pen in the future. I will never tire of her incredible writing skills.
“ Do you know your blood types?”
Bradley “I am O positive”
Ian responds “A positive and since I know you can’t tell us Veronica’s because of HIPPA, I know that she’s O positive too”
………………………………………..I nod my head and narrow my eyes at him. The sooner I can get away from him the better. She closes the chart and then as soon as she speaks, we have our answer”

Who is the daddy?????? Read it and find out!!!

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.


J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from South Aiken High School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clarinet. While attending Converse College, an all- girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town.

In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children's literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.

In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.

J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children's medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series

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